Reflection Essay: The Critical Issues In Public Administration

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Throughout the course of my Masters in Public Administration career, I have gained valuable knowledge to enter into the career of public service. Upon entering my graduate degree coursework, I was unfamiliar with the world of public service outside my love of philanthropy and own volunteer work. Over the past two and half years, I have learned how to think critically when faced with ethical and constitutional dilemmas, manage a budget, understand the policy process, communicate with the public, and manage and lead in a way that is productive to the whole and not the individual. My certificate in Nonprofit Management has paved the way for my understanding of marketing, fundraising, and operating a nonprofit. During my Intro into Public Administration, we focused on a variety of the issues faced in Public Administration today. I was unaware of a lot of the issues surrounding my chosen career path, but after a few months on the subject, I feel much more prepared to understand the ethical and critical issues of the world of public service. In my essay, “The Critical Issues in Public Administration Today,” I addressed the role that effective administrative leaders pursue in effect reorganization and the ability to make ethical and logical decisions. Public Administrators are faced with many decisions on a regular basis that…show more content…
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